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We first caught a glimpse of the Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc frameset earlier this summer at Press Camp. We were told then that it was a prototype with no definite production availability. Then at Eurobike, we caught up with one of the European Cinelli distributors who were showing it to bike shop reps and confirmed that it is a real bike coming soon to a shop near you.

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc steel disc brake road racer

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset custom Nemo stamped bi-lam seat cluster

The ~1900g frame is a mixture of TIG welding and some brazed joints with beautiful detailing throughout.

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset custom lightweight triple-butted Columbus Spirit steel tubing

The Nemo Disc is a pure road race bike, with modern racing geometry rendered in the best steel available. A custom set of Columbus Spirit triple-butted tubing form the starting point for the new frame, even using the original seatstay shaping of Cinelli’s 1981 Laser road racer.

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset machined thru-axle dropouts

The Nemo Disc features a machined tapered headtube to offer modern 1.5″ fork compatibility. That then matches to an oversized 44mm downtube. Out back the Nemo Disc features beautifully machined 12mm thru-axle dropouts…

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset post mount disc brakes

plus a neat set of posts for the flat mount disc brake on the opposite chainstay.

The bike comes in a wide six size range XS 48cm – XXL 61cm, but is also available in custom sizing (plus some custom features like a PF86 BB if you are into that kind of thing. This orange blossom special, a blue sky, and gray room are the three standard colors offered on the Nemo Disc. But Cinelli also offers a total of 60 custom colors.

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset mechanical drivetrain

The Nemo Disc sticks with traditional external shift wire routing on the underside of the downtube & chainstay (electronic drivetrain routing is available only on custom frames.) But it guides the hydraulic line for the rear brake inside through the downtube & chainstay, only exiting around the traditional threaded BSA bottom bracket so the hose does not disturb the clean lines of the classic steel tubing.

Max tire size is 28mm which should cover all manner of contemporary road tires. And a

Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc modern steel disc brake road bike frameset tapered Columbus Futura Disc flat mount fork

Like we thought before, it does look to share the same flat-mount 12mm thru-axle Columbus Futura Disc fork with the $1800 full carbon Superstar road bike that offers similar specs in a 1000g frame.

Framesets will be available from January 2018 in limited numbers for 2300€. From that point production lead time will be about 1-2 months on individual custom orders, of course with some price premium. So expect to see the Cinelli Nemo Tig Disc steel road bike popping up in bike shops in early 2018.

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Adilos Nave
Adilos Nave
5 years ago

Yes, yes, yes. All kinds of yes except for the price. Seems awfully steep for off-the-shelf steel frame even if it is Columbus Nemo tubing.

Tom in MN
Tom in MN
5 years ago
Reply to  Adilos Nave

Especially if you can get the Superstar for $180. (Typo hint, hint, plus $1800 seems to be the frame price.)

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
5 years ago
Reply to  Adilos Nave

not nemo tubing it’s made from spirit their best stuff

VeloBurg
VeloBurg
5 years ago

Very purty. Love the nearly horizontal top tube. Kind of expensive though and needs to go on a diet. For that price, it should be stainless steel.

lop
lop
5 years ago
Reply to  VeloBurg

Stainless frames ride like crap and are much more brittle.

Penn Teller
Penn Teller
5 years ago
Reply to  lop

I’m not sure what you’re on about.

Steel and stainless steel are equally dense and equally stiff, so for a given set of tube diameters and wall thicknesses, they’ll ride the same.

And most stainless alloys aren’t especially brittle. When’s the last time you shattered a spoke?

I agree with Veloburg that this frame isn’t a great value; it’s not like this is a Super Corsa brazed by Cino Cinelli himself.

€2300 is about $2700. For just $250 more, you could have a custom Rob English steel frame, which would be a much more interesting steel frame, IMHO.

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago
Reply to  Penn Teller

I think chromoly tends to be slightly stiffer than 300 series stainless, although not sure it’s significant enough, and it definitely won’t cause s.s. to ride like crap.
That said, I have no idea what type of stainless they are using for tubes nor do I see the need to use stainless. Corrosion is simply not an issue on modern frames.

Technician
Technician
5 years ago

One of those rare modern bikes I’d like to have a pleasure to ride on through and through. Too bad my pockets aren’t that deep.

durianrider
durianrider
5 years ago

“Niobium Doped Tubes” on the sticker xD

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
5 years ago

> Corrosion is simply not an issue on modern frames.

Says the person with obviously no experience of steel and wet environments.

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

So all carbon steel products must remain unprotected and There have been no advancement in coating technology?

Robin
Robin
5 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

I’m not aware of any tube coating that is in mass use other than Weigle’s Frame Saver. Corrosion is still an issue with chromoly steel. Even if you have a coating of some sort, a nick or scratch in the paint might result in corrosion, especially in wet and/or salty environments.

Have you heard of something new, in widespread use by builders of steel frames?

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